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Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall Weekend


































































We had another terrific time at the river. The weather couldn't have been more perfect: sunny warm days coupled with crisply cool nights.

Leaves of gold, red, and yellow fluttered to the ground with every breeze, looking like large and colorful splotches of rain. Mother Nature has been busy spinning her magic.

The critters weren't idle, either. We saw an assortment of frogs. Heard the howls of coyotes. Were buzzed by a beautiful young eagle.

The smell of burning leaves gave a bittersweet reminder that summer is truly gone.  And as with so many other things in life, we say good-bye, savoring our memories while we look forward to what lies ahead.  A newly born season has arrived.

So welcome back, Fall.  It's good getting to know you again.

20 comments:

Benny and Lily said...

Sounds wonderful. Is that Kermit?
Snuggles,
Benny & Lily

Mr. Pip said...

I love fall weather and the beautiful colors. Very cute frogs, by the way.

Your pal, Pip

Tammy said...

Beautifully said.

Lynn said...

Cute little stinker frogs... and needless to say, cute little stinker pooch! Who could not love this weather?

Frankie Furter said...

I really like that Frog. I like Fall too.. except for the stuffs that will come AFTER...
Beautiful pictures !

Maggie Mae said...

I luvs fall too! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Mimi said...

How lovely. I just finished up 3 posts for this week about the weekend getaway we just got back from!

I adore fall!

Hugs & love,
Mimi

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Norwood will be SOOOOO jelly!

I would love to hear and meet the khoyotes!

Thanks fur sharing your fall weekend!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Kristine said...

Gorgeous photos.

We used to get dozens of little frogs in the backyard. But that was before the cat discovered them. Now we have none. I kind of miss them.

Eileen said...

The leaves are changing colors here, too! I love the way the air is cold and crisp here, and it's fun to get raking again! It looks beautiful where you are. :)

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

I love Autumn too, it is wonderful crunching through the leaves in the woods on a crisp sunny day.
Lynne

Linda O'Connell said...

This post makes me feel energized. We too spent some time outdoors and saw frogs and turtles in a lake. Fall is my favorite season and I too welcome it.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Mmmmm....fall. My favorite, too. I miss the New England autumns, though we do get some colorful trees here in Georgia, especially in the mountains. I love the nip in the air and the scents of fall. Mmmmm....

Cattis said...

Fall can be such a wonderful season with its colourfull display.

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Looks like you had a lovely, fall weekend with friends!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

We have always said you guys are so lucky! We just have hot weather all year round!!

Roo said...

Beautiful river :) I luv froggies :)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Swimtaxi said...

That looks like a terrific place to hike.

Jessica said...

I love the colors of fall!!! Our home is decorated in fall colors and with the theme at the moment. The colors are BEAUTIFUL!! We have a small pond in our yard and we have frogs quite a bit. I am blog hopping today...I hope you will stop by and say hello and follow either or both of my blogs. Jessicas Lil Corner is our family blog http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com and So Stylilized is where I am offering free custom blog designs at the moment http://sostylilized.blogspot.com Have a blessed Tuesday!!!

Twix said...

Look at all those frogies! I like to look at fall from the inside under the covers. It is getting a little chilly around here for my taste. Looks like you guys had a great day!
Snuggles,
Twix